Author: Jonathan VanderEls

This past August I had the opportunity to participate in an incredibly effective model of professional development hosted by our school district. It consisted of workshops and presentations from national,…

Read More Teachers as Expert Trainers

Wow! I can’t believe how much they’ve grown in just a few months! As parents, we’ve often heard this phrase when someone sees our children after a span of time.…

Read More Caught Up in the Day-to-Day…

This article was co-authored by Jonathan Vander Els and his colleague Ellen Hume-Howard, the Director of Curriculum at the Sanborn Regional School District. Looking closely together at student work can…

Read More Another Brick in “The Wall”

Five years ago, our school undertook the monumental challenge of dedicating ourselves to a system which placed “Learning for All” at the forefront of our work.  Donna Johnson, our assistant…

Read More Taking PLC Work to the Next Level